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Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Global

September 20-22, 2022

Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Global returns to the MGM Grand Detroit on September 20-22 to explore this renaissance in supply chain management and how logistics can succeed in a fast-changing environment. Don’t miss the premier gathering for supply chain management decisions makers in North America and beyond. Joe McCabe is one of the confirmed speakers.

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Global Automotive Outlook

September 13, 2022

Conference is Set 12-16, 2022 in Munich, Germany

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Automotive Manufacturing EVolution Summit

December 8, 2021

The Automotive Manufacturing EVolution Summit will feature global automotive production experts, decision makers and suppliers sharing solutions, best practice, data, insights and technology. These will be presented via our digital event platform, featuring interactive virtual panels discussions, one-to-one interviews and expert demonstrations from leaders at the forefront of driving innovative change and reimagining the future of manufacturing.

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APMA Annual Conference

Tue, December 7, 2021 @ 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM EST

The APMA's Annual Conference is Canada’s premier automotive and networking event, attracting hundreds of participants from the entire automotive supply chain. The Conference creates a unique networking opportunity across all Tier levels. This year, the APMA has changed its set up to allow for social distancing while still allowing attendees to network in person, safely. We will hear from top industry leaders including Pininfarina CEO, Silvio Angori, Director of Public Policy for Toyota North America, Leila Aridi Afas, and President and CEO of AutoForecast Solutions, Joe McCabe . The APMA 69th Annual Conference serves as a unique place to learn, network and market to influential industry leaders.

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OESA and Harbour Results, Inc. 2021
Automotive Tooling Update

Oct 14, 2021 @ 9AM-3PM

Automotive tooling executives from supplier companies, OEM purchasing, and sales, marketing and engineering professionals in the automotive mold and die industries should plan to attend the OESA and Harbour Results Inc. Automotive Tooling Update on Oct. 14, 2021, to be held at Laurel Manor in Livonia, Mich. This annual event brings automotive tooling professionals together with industry experts to discuss supply chain and labor challenges, uncertain production outlooks and unique opportunities for tooling manufacturers to put their organizations in the best position for success.

Industry experts lending insight include Cara Walton, engagement manager, Harbour Results, Inc. (HRI), who will share an update on the current economy and its impact on the tooling industry. Joe McCabe, president and CEO, AFS, will share an automotive industry forecast to help executives prepare their companies for future production demands. 

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Motion & Power Expo - The Global Automotive Outlook: Disruption, Opportunity, and Risk

Sep 14, 2021 @ 10-11AM

The automotive industry is changing at an unprecedented rate. New players, products, consumer demands, challenges, and innovations in transportation are reshaping the landscape. Today’s market will look completely different in the next few decades. Although change is happening, the automotive space traditionally moves at a glacial speed. Therefore, decisions made today will be the seed for defining competitiveness in the future. Add in challenges such as COVID, the semiconductor shortage, and electrification, and new stakeholders will be born. Joe McCabe, President and CEO of AutoForecast Solutions, will dive into the outlook, providing a detailed analysis on how these issues will shape our future.

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OESA 2021 Automotive Electrification: Opportunity, Risk & Reality

June 23, 2021 @ 9AM

OESA will host the “OESA 2021 Automotive Electrification: Opportunity, Risk, and Reality” webinar on June 23, 2021. This webinar will review new electric vehicle programs and launch timing, the North American and global electric vehicle market opportunity and forecast, and explore multiple electric vehicle adoption scenarios to evaluate market potential.

Joseph McCabe, president & CEO, AutoForecast Solutions LLC (AFS), will provide an analysis of the global electrified automotive landscape; focusing on new and existing layers, issues shaping the industry, and forecasted production scenarios.

Attendees can expect a better understanding of possible market opportunities for electric vehicles as well as the risk in capital deployed to support an electric vehicle program.

OESA members and industry guests may register in the events section of For registration assistance, contact OESA at 248.952.6401 or


Rubber & Plastics News Event

June 1-3, 2021 

Join Joe McCabe speaking at The Rubber in Automotive Virtual Event. This edition will provide information, insight, and dialogue between the customers for, and the manufacturers of, rubber products used in automobiles.  The conference will cover the current state of the industry, future drivers of the industry, and innovation.  Attendees will gain insight from industry experts on topics that include economic trends, raw material projections, industry demands, the talent pool, cost containment and waste reduction, materials, new manufacturing processes and products.

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Plastics in Automotive - Virtual Event

May 25-27, 2021 

Join Joe McCabe and Casey Selecman from AFS, among other expert speakers, as they present virtually on topics of interest to automotive plastics manufacturers and suppliers. They will focus on the future of automotive plastics in the heady world of vehicle development.  Register at:

ITMS Spark Conference

Nov 5, 2020 @ 9:00-9:30am EST

Autobeat Live: Global Auto Industry Outlook

AutoBeat Live is a monthly 30-minute show featuring conversations with leading observers of and people in the auto industry. Each episode will include insights about what’s happening—things that may affect suppliers to the industry. Join the AutoBeat team for their exciting insights in the auto industry.   November Focus: What is the global situation for the auto industry today ... and what does it look like going forward, as some countries are catching the second wave of COVID-19?
Speakers:  Gary Vasilash, Autobeat and Sam Fiorani, AFS

Automotive Logistics

Livesteam Hour: Supply Chain Update - coronavirus crisis impacts and US election implications (EP1) 

Nov 4, 2020 @ 9:30-10:30am EST


Details: The Livestream Hour returns for its highly anticipated 2nd season, featuring insights and interviews with experts and decision-makers on navigating the global automotive supply chain through transformation, technological change and uncertain times. In this episode, we will share updated global vehicle production forecasts from our special guest Joe McCabe, CEO and president at automotive data specialists AutoForecast Solutions, and discuss the key drivers and trends impacting vehicle production and supply chain. We will explore what the latest restrictions from the Covid-19 crisis could mean for the automotive sector, while exploring wider regulatory changes and electrification. And following the US presidential election on November 3, we’ll unpack what the results could mean for US vehicle sales, automotive regulations and global automotive trade. We’ll also take a brief look back at some of the highlights and key insight from Season 1 of the Livestream Hour and from the Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live virtual conference – including the changes, technologies and partnerships that will matter most to automotive supply chains and logistics. Register now and don’t miss the opportunity to join the discussion and ask questions.  Special guest: Joe McCabe, CEO & President at AutoForecast Solutions   Moderator: Christopher Ludwig, Editor-in-Chief at Automotive Logistics, Ultima Media

AutoVision 2020 >> Postponed June 24-26 to Aug 26-28, 2020

The AutoVision Conference is BACK, and we're going virtual!

We're offering a special discount for early registration, so don't miss the opportunity and take advantage of the discount now! KAM Members receive additional special pricing opportunities. And, for the first time ever, the SPARK Matchmaking Event will be included in ALL registrations! Now in its fifth year, AutoVision has proven that its world-class agenda consistently attracts a quality crowd of industry executives, insiders and analysts, and as a virtual event will allow for speakers and attendees from across the nation in August 2020.

Confirmed speakers include Joe McCabe of AutoForecast Solutions; Gary Silberg of KPMG; Pete Mento, Global Customs and Duties, of Crowe LLP; and Sven Beiker of Silicon Valley Mobility.

AutoVision 2020 will be a one-of-a-kind online event with high-impact speakers on today’s hot topics such as trade policy, workforce development, innovation and supply chain logistics.  Full agenda coming soon - stay tuned!

AFS Vision 2020

May 6, 2020 @ 12:30-7:30pm >> Postponed / New Date TBD
Verona Conference Center | Livonia, MI
industry outlook | networking | cocktail party
More info coming soon!


Feb 20, 2020 Presentation by Joe McCabe. OESA Sales Executive Council meetings are open to council members and invited guests.

Jan 16, 2020 Presentation @2:30-3:30pm by Joe McCabe.
Topic: "Electrification Opportunities and Risks in the Global Automotive Market." OESA Advanced Technology Council meetings are open to council members and invited guests.

Excellence in Manufacturing Summit
Oct 30, 2019 Joe McCabe Keynote @8-9am

Heritage Hall at Lexington Center

430 W. Vine St. Lexington, KY 40507  

Traction Summit

Oct 17, 2019 @10:30am

San Jose, CA

Joe McCabe

The Global Automotive Outlook


Sponsor Event

Center for Automotive Research MBS

Aug 6-8th, 2019 in Traverse City, MI

CAR MBS 2019 will focus on the auto industry’s commitment to change, across the spectrum of technology, strategy, mobility, policy, and manufacturing issues. This August, join us to connect with more than 1,000 stakeholders, representing automakers, suppliers, startups, media, government, and academia.

Registration is open. 

Industry Event

2019 APMA Annual Conference & Exhibition

Tuesday 6/11/19

Decision Making and Opportunity Identification in a Fractured Automotive Market. A Global Automotive

Outlook Panel: A deep dive into the automotive production outlook, from a regional and global perspective with an

opportunities and risk assessment through 2026 as

well as addressing issues on disruptive factors, new

players, product mix, trade, electrification, portfolio

shifts, the China impact, and more.
Featuring:  Joseph McCabe, President & CEO


Tuesday 4/16/19

Opportunity Identification in a
Fractured Automotive Market

Car Group Automotive Communities

New Launch
AFS ePowerPack

Friday 3/29/19

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Tooling Council Meeting

Joe McCabe AFS Presenter

Wednesday 3/27/19

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OESA Conference Center 
25925 Telegraph Rd, Ste 350 
Southfield, MI 48033

OESA Tooling Council meetings are open to council members and invited guests

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